wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 2011 Vintage, Bottle #0609
Tasted on 3/31/14 from a capped 375mL bottle purchased at Bruisin’ Ales, this was not a cheap one. Pours a bright, almost cranberry juice colored amber, letting just a tinge of light through, with a thin tan head that slowly recedes to very thin lace before completely disappearing. The nose is a very matured sour red wine vinegar with plenty of vanilla and cinnamon oak, vinous fruity sour cherry, there is some caramel malt to this, super complex with a touch of dried fruit oxidation (this really does remind me of an Amarone). The flavor is a bit sweeter, focused on the ripe cherry, caramel malt, dried fruit, vanilla and cinnamon oak, with the red wine vinegar, and some lemon citrus sour notes providing the mid-palate and then the sweeter dried Amarone notes returning on the back of the palate. The body is nearly full with lightly faint carbonation, a lot of oaky tannin, and a long complex finish that hits all of the nutty oxidation, sour, and sweet notes from the nose and the palate.
mike_77 (3219) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hazy dull red appearance. Aroma and flavour are of sour red cherries. Too sour for me. Can feel the alcohol quite strongly too.
Renobob (665) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Année 2010. Superbe équilibre entre le côté sour et l'alcool. Nez acide et floral, palais avec une pointe de fruit rouge. Délicieux.
Klimaet (215) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy deep dark orange/red, almost brown with a white medium head. Aromas of lots of vinegar, cherries, sugar-like notes and some yeast. Taste is very sour cherries up front, lots of vinegar and some yeast. Tastes like a sour red.
PriorL (1979) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival 2014. THX everyone for sharing today’s beers.
Only wrote down scores this festival.
Benzai (8530) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled @ Borefts 2014 day 2. Opaque hazy reddish color, small off-white to beige head. Smell and taste sour fruits, sour to acidic. Pretty harsh imo. Not really my thing.
RasmusOtt (1199) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ BBF. Pours unclear brown with no head. Aroma is very tart with notes of funk, cherries, yogurt, lacto, balsamic and vinegar. Taste is tart with notes of yogurt, cherries, vinegar, balsamic, sour fruits in general, funk and with a burning end. A bit too much on the taste but overall a decent beer.
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled draft @ Borefts 2014. Thank you! Dark hazy pink, light pink head. Huge tart raspberry in the nose, skins, very tart; Very acidic huge raspberry taste, light vinegar, puckering, faint sugar. Dries out the mouth. Super delicious.
erickok (3693) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, a real special beer. At first it might look like a fruit upped version of a red ale, with its bright appearance. But the nose suggests much more, with its red berry and raspberry aroma complemented by lots of aging and biscuit malt base. Gives a real vanilla richness to it. Wouldn’t have given it 8% abv too. A bit of an over the edge beer and undoubtedly too expensive when bought by the bottle, but it is a very interesting beer. (On tap at Borefts 2014)
bierkoning (10379) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Borefts 2014. Old pink color. Red fruit in the aroma. Sour flavor with lots of red fruit. Hints of vanilla. Very nice!
gopherfan99 (496) - CROATIA - SEP 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (take away from the Drunken Duck); pours a reddish brown with almost no head; aroma is sour and wine like; taste is mostly sour with hints of sweetness with flavors of sour cherries, vanilla, and citrus; has a tart finish; very nice beer